While it may bring back memories of the 70s, macramé has made a fashionable comeback in home décor trends. This month, we’ve created a quick and easy project. Learn to make plant hangers for your home using simple knots. These cute planters can be made using a variety of materials, allowing you freedom to fit the design with your current décor.
- String of choice
Note: I used white twine and an old t-shirt to create two different looks. Play around with string types to find a style you love!
1. Begin by cutting your string. I wanted my hangers to be about 2 feet long, and since the pieces will be folded in half, I cut four 4 foot pieces.
2. Find the center of each piece and fold in half. Tie together to create a loop with 8 strings hanging down.
3. Starting about halfway down, pair up your strings. Tie a knot in each pair at roughly the same height.
4. Now things get a bit tricky. Separate your strings again and measure an inch below each knot. Take the left string from knot 4 and tie to the right string of knot 3.
5. Take the left string from knot 3 and tie to the right string of knot 2.
6. Repeat once more. Now take the left string from knot 1 and tie it together with the right string from knot 4.
7. Lay out your strings flat again, keeping the last knot you made on the right side. Repeat steps 4-6 until you are happy with the length.
8. Tie all your strings together.
9. Insert your planter and hang.
You could use twine or other hardy string material and hang plants outdoors as well for a groovy yard decoration.
You can use the same basic steps using an old t-shirt.
Begin by cutting the shirt into 8 strips. Pull each strip to lengthen the cloth.
This time, instead of making a loop, simply tie the tops of all the strings together. Then begin the same knotting process used above.
The great thing about these hanging planters is you can make them as large or small as you like! Add more strings for a larger planter, tie less knots for a shorter planter, it’s totally customizable.